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Angelina Jolie Talks Moving On

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Angelina Jolie is in the December issue of Harper’s Bazaar and says she’s planning on moving to Africa. “I would love to live abroad and will do so as soon as my children are 18. Right now I’m having to base where their father chooses to live.”

Emma Watson calls herself “self-partnered” instead of “single,” which sounds kinda dirty and I love it.

-Talking to Howard Stern, Kristen Stewart says she would’ve married Robert Pattinson: “If he proposed, you would’ve gotten married. I’m not a super duper traditionalist, but at the same time…every relationship I’ve ever been in, I thought that was it. I’ve never really been the most casual person.”

Martin Scorcese wrote a NYT piece on superhero movies and film Twitter has been fighting about it all day. I actually agree with a lot of what he says about the changing business of making movies — media consolidation IS making it harder for smaller and/or diverse films to get theatrical releases. It’s all very similar to Soderbergh’s State of Cinema speech. But he undercuts his argument by taking unnecessary swipes at superhero movies, wading into a tired and snobbish ‘art vs. commerce’ debate. If he stuck to the business/industry side of things, and pointed out how scary Disney is becoming, I bet it would be more widely embraced. I think this thread nails it.

Colin Farrell is in talks to play Penguin in The Batman, with Andy Serkis up to play Alfred.

Footage surfaced of ABC’s Amy Robach talking about how she had the Epstein story three years ago, but the lawyers killed it. “The palace found out that we had her whole allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened us a million different ways. We were so afraid that we wouldn’t be able to interview Kate and Will…It was unbelievable what we had. [Bill] Clinton — we had everything.” She later said “I was caught in a private moment of frustration.”

-Welp. Netflix is offering a “skip” button for Trump jokes in the new Seth Meyers comedy special.

Saoirse Ronan and Timothee Chalamet are very charming in a new clip from Little Women.

Matt Damon told Conan O’Brien about the time Ben Affleck rescued him from a fight when they were young. “Little five-foot-two Ben Affleck tackled this dude off of me, like out of nowhere. I was, like, a junior and he was, like, a freshman, and he tackled this kid off of me, literally at the risk of his own life.”

-Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s The Two Popes, starring Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins. People LOVED this at TIFF.

-We have a new trailer for Netflix’s new anthology series based on the songs of Dolly Parton.

-Here’s the new new Bad Boys For Life trailer, reuniting Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

Zendaya Answers Vogue’s 73 Questions

Zendaya covers the June 2019 issue of Vogue, which also means she gets the 73 questions treatment. I like that she restricted the whole thing to her backyard instead of the usual house tour, but is so charming that it doesn’t seem like she’s shutting you out in any way.

Zendaya is also on the cover of Paper, where she says she has no desire to give up her music career for acting.

-I literally couldn’t contemplate winning a lunch with George and Amal Clooney. I think I’d have to study international affairs for six months to feel remotely qualified to open my mouth around them, and the whole thing would stress me out. But the video of George talking about it is super cute.

-This is awful: Miley Cyrus was trying to leave her hotel with Liam Hemsworth after a festival appearance in Barcelona and as she was fighting her way through the crowds to their car a dude grabbed her and tried to kiss her.

Tiffany Haddish says she’s retiring her white Alexander McQueen gown after wearing it to five events. I’m gonna miss it.

Kevin Spacey made a surprise appearance at his groping case hearing today.

-I liked Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe, but the very best parts involved Keanu Reeves. This intro scene is already so iconic that there’s already a Twitter account devoted to putting different songs behind it.

-Meanwhile, Keanu is reportedly in talks to join Angelina Jolie in Marvel’s The Eternals.

-It’s cute that Marc Anthony seems to get along so well with JLo and ARod.

-Don’t look to Joshua Jackson to start beating the Dawson’s Creek reunion drum. He said: “I had a great time. Mostly. I had a good time. 19 to 24, everything’s difficult, you’re all mixed up, you don’t know your place in the world yet. I would not go back there, no.”

-Congrats to Jay Z, who just became hip hop’s first billionaire.

-One of my fave TV writers @tvoti just came out as trans and wrote about it in relation to The Handsmaid’s Tale and it’s extremely powerful stuff.

-I gave up on it because of too much TV + little interest in watching any TV lately, but I dig this justification for why Whiskey Cavalier deserved a second season.

-I did force myself to start Good Omens this weekend because I adored the book — and it turns out the show is equally fantastic. The clincher for me was episode 3’s cold open, which only came together because Neil Gaiman realized he needed to give David Tennant and Michael Sheen more to do. It shows the two mains meeting at various major events in history, including Noah’s Ark, Jesus’ crucifixion, the first showing of Hamlet in the Globe, the French Revolution, WWII and more. Gaiman said: “When I got to Episode 3, I went, ‘Oh, Crowley and Aziraphale aren’t in this 50-page chunk,’ so I thought, ‘Well, I’ll do a mini-movie of Crowley and Aziraphale through time, and it will give Michael and David something to do.'”

-Also as I was watching it I saw someone tweet “Oh, this is a love story!” and it totally changed how I saw the show. Michael Sheen agrees.

-There is a very real possibility that for the first time ever, there will not be a single comedy from ABC, CBS, NBC or FOX among the best comedy series Emmy nominees.

-On the slim chance that you’re not totally done hearing about Game of Thrones, this is a very good video explaining how foreshadowing shouldn’t be misconstrued as character development when it came to Daenerys.

-Apple TV still hasn’t revealed when its streaming service is coming or how much it will cost, but they did drop their first trailer today. It’s for Ron Moore‘s alt-history space race series For All Mankind.

-I went to a movie this weekend and the Lion King trailer played before it, and I was like “how could they not use Beyonce‘s voice in this?!?” But today’s new trailer rectifies that, with her Nala character finally making an appearance.

Christian Bale and Matt Damon burn rubber in the First Ford v. Ferrari trailer.

Gwyneth Paltrow Confirms Marriage to Brad Falchuk

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk got married this weekend, which she confirmed with an Insta pic of their simple wedding bands. The intimate ceremony at her Hamptons home was reportedly attended by Robert Downey Jr., Jerry Seinfeld, Rob Lowe, Steven Spielberg, and Cameron Diaz.

Cardi B turned herself into the NYPD today and was given a summons in connection with an assault at a strip club, during which she allegedly ordered an attack on two bartenders because they may have slept with Offset. Her lawyers denied her involvement and she’ll appear in court at a later date.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Matthew Weiner addressed Mad Men writer Kater Gordon‘s accusation that he once told her she owed it to him to let him see her naked, saying “I really don’t remember saying that. I’m not hedging to say it’s not impossible that I said that, but I really don’t remember saying it.” (When the reporter called him back to clarify his statement a few days later, he said “I know this seems weird, but I can’t imagine that I used the word ‘hedging.'” She checked; he did.)

-The news that Timothee Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp might be dating is exactly what our hardened hearts need right now.

-I think my enjoyment of A Star Is Born is going to be dependent on how much I avoid Bradley Cooper‘s interviews about it. In W, he says he lost out on roles early in his career because he was told he wasn’t f–kable enough. As an Alias fan, I’m finding this hard to reconcile because I remember him being EXTREMELY f–kable on that show.

Matt Damon‘s Kavanaugh impression reportedly came together just hours before the SNL premiere.  Colin Jost ran the idea past Damon sometime after midnight on Friday, and the actor flew from California on Sat and arrived at SNL’s 30 Rock studio at 4 p.m. to begin rehearsals.

-Meanwhile, in a pro-Trump speech after SNL went off the air, Kanye West said he was “bullied” backstage for wearing MAGA hat. He then talked about the 13th amendment in a tweet that did NOT go over well.

West also says he’s trying to arrange a meeting between Colin Kaepernick and Trump.

-Netflix is planning to roll out interactive features on shows including Black Mirror that will enable viewers to choose their own endings. Man, this seems like a super bad idea.

-I’m very into this suggestion that Dev Patel be considered as the next Bond. Very, very into it.

Taylor Swift showed up to support boyfriend Joe Alwyn at Friday’s premiere of The Favourite, a movie critics are LOVING.

-This is a great profile on Jane the Virgin showrunner Jennie Synder and how she’s bucking the current “prestige TV” trends (dark, slow, gruesome, gritty, miserable, male, etc.)  “When Jane started I was really, actively thinking, ‘Can a protagonist be an interesting person if they’re also a really good person? Can their life be complicated if they’re not doing all these terrible things and forced into these extreme situations?'”

-People are going nuts for this essay about The English Patient.

-Yikes — this review of Jennifer Garner’s HBO show Camping is pretty scathing. It’ll be interesting to see if other critics agree.

-Here’s the trailer for season two of The Runaways, I show I really liked and then promptly forgot about.

-Watch Taron Egerton play Elton John in the Rocketman trailer.